“Like Climbing Mt Everest…”: As Joe Root Enters 10,000 Club, What Sunil Gavaskar Once Said About Achieving The Rare Feat

“Like Climbing Mt Everest…”: As Joe Root Enters 10,000 Club, What Sunil Gavaskar Once Said About Achieving The Rare Feat

Joe RootThe former England captain became only the 14th batsman to score 10,000 Test runs when he reached a historic milestone in the 115 * match-winning innings against New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday. The 31-year-old is the only one of the select group of route runners still playing Test cricket. Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar was the first player to enter the elite club. On March 7, 1987, Gavaskar scored his 10,000th Test run in a match against Pakistan in Ahmedabad.

Gavaskar took his 10,000th Test run on the bowling of a Pakistani spinner. اعجاز فقیہ. As Gavaskar became the first player to touch the historic milestone, the game was stopped for a while as the Ahmedabad crowd entered the field to congratulate the legend.

See: The moment when Sunil Gavaskar Became the first batsman to score 10,000 runs in Tests.

Gavaskar once spoke of the accomplishments and joys of joining the 10,000 first-time club Told the Indian Express“I knew I needed 57 runs. I don’t usually look at the scoreboard. But once you get to 50 you get applause. At this point you realize. If I’m not wrong, I’ve reached my 50’s, so I knew I had 7 more runs.

“Once you get to that 10,000, it’s absolutely magical. Magic because it wasn’t done before. Not even 9,000 was done before, and I did it. But 9,000 is a four-digit number.” 10,000 is a five-digit number. So it was almost like climbing Mount Everest for the first time. “

Promoted.

Root is now part of the Elite Club. Root’s current Test batting average is less than a fraction of 50, which is a sign of an all-time great, at that level his number of 26 centuries is too much for England with just a retired head. Alastair Cooks 33. And with Sunday’s innings showing that there are still a lot of runs left, Root is now free of what he said was a “very unhealthy relationship” with the England captain.

(With AFP input)

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